Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of:
- Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs
- National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism
- Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security
Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990–1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements.
As a Partner in Good Harbor Consulting, LLC, Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including:
- Corporate security risk management
- Information security technology
- Dealing with the Federal Government on security and IT issues
In a Special Report by Foreign Policy Magazine, Clarke was chosen as one of
The Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010.
Robert K. Knake is an international affairs fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations studying cyber war. He is currently working on a Council Special Report on internet governance and security.
Prior to his fellowship, he was a principal at Good Harbor Consulting, a security strategy consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC; Boston, MA; and Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he served domestic and foreign clients on cybersecurity and homeland security projects.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Rob coordinated the Counter-Terrorism Task Force for the Obama campaign and served on the Homeland Security Task Force. Following the election of President Obama, he served on the presidential transition team at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and authored the agency review team’s final report.
Rob joined Good Harbor after earning his MA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has written extensively on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and homeland security issues. In 2006, he directed, with Steven Simon, the Century Foundation Task Force report “The Forgotten Homeland.” He is co-author (with Richard Clarke) of Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What To Do About It (HarperCollins, April 2010).